Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu

red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordonbleu à joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Conservation status and names
red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordonbleu à joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Nairobi National Park
red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordon bleu a joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordonbleu à joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Nairobi National Park
red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordonbleu à joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Nairobi National Park
red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordonbleu à joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Nairobi National Park
red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordon bleu a joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Sagana
red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordonbleu à joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Nairobi National Park
red-cheeked cordon-bleu, cordonbleu à joues rouges, azulito carirrojo
Sagana

Red-cheeked cordon-bleus are found in Kenya’s southern bush lands, woods, and suburban gardens below 2,300 m. They are rarely seen in the northern half of the country.They are small finches that inhabit dry regions of sub-Saharan Africa. They prefer grasslands, savannas, bush, or wooded areas.The nest is a large domed grass structure with a side entrance in a tree, bush or thatch into which 4-5 white eggs are laid.

Females are similar but duller, and lack the cheek spot. Immature birds are like the female, but with blue restricted to the face and throat.